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secretary of defense, former senator chuck hagel, defended his record today and said america must engage-- not retreat-- in the world. good evening, i'm jeffrey brown. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the "newshour" tonight, we excerpt tay's confirmation hearing,s republicans sparred th the forer vietnam comb veteran about the war in iraq and more. >> brown: then, we have two stories from the middle east, beginning with a dramatic late- night rescue of syrian refugees, fleeing across the border to jordan. >> woodruff: and a margaret warner report about the threat a nuclear-armed iran poses to israel. >> if they accumulate enough uranium which is close to weapons grade, enough uranium which enables them to detonate one nuclear device: to me is clearly a redline. >> brown: former vice presint al gore joins us to talk about his new book as well as money, politics and the future of democracy. >> the congress is virtually incapable of passing any reforms unless they first get permission from the powerful special interests. >> woodruff: do americans trust the federal government? andrew k
dod. apart from the defense budget there haven't been any cuts. >> in the united states what has always been the source of prosperity. doesn't matter what has always been. because today the source of prosperity is the government, santa claus. >> north korean leaders released quite a video. scenes of destruction and north korean domination set to the tune of "we are the world." >> greta: all that and more in minutes. first a secret justice department memo claiming it is legal for the u.s. government to kill its own citizens abroad if an informed high level u.s. official believes they are senior al-qaeda leaders or engaged in operations aimed at killing americans. the memo leaves out a three part test. the suspect must be imminent threat. capture the target must be infeasible and the strike must be conducted according to law of war principles. congressman goudy joins us. president obama is opposed to torture and says it doesn't under constitutional reasons but thinks this is okay. >> kind of bit early ironic. you can't torture them but you can just kill them. our friends on the oth
of thousands of civil defense workers, good work by tom vandenbrook. giving documents of what we can expect. >> this is not a game. this is reality. >> reporter: and angry defense secretary on the consequences of the automatic cuts to american defense. >> they would degrade our ability to respond to crisis precisely at a time of rising instability across the globe. >> reporter: usa today obtained documents spelling out some of the cuts. >> they say that readiness is affected because they can't train and they can't sail ships as often. >> reporter: the 5,000 crew members on the uss truman will be staying in norfolk. >> we'll be able to take care of our responsibilities in afghanistan. but if something else came up say in syria or libya, it wouldn't necessarily be an automatic thing that we would be able to send troops or equipment. >> reporter: no money for military air shows like we see at andrews. no fly overs at sporting events like the superbowl or at nats part. >> we don't have the money for that. >> reporter: and for the troops themselves, david martin of cbs. >> troops in the field wo
he can become secretary of defense. his senate confirmation hearing centered heavily on criticism from his one-time republican colleagues. the atmosphere was friendly enough at the outset as chuck hagel began his big day before the armed services committee. he quickly sought to allay concerns on both sides about his positions on everything from iran to israel to nuclear weapons. >> no one individual vote, no one individual quote, no one individual statement defines me, my beliefs, or my record. my overall world view has never changed: that america has and must maintain the strongest military in the world. >> i believe, and always have, that america must engage, not retreat, in the world, but engage in the world. my record is consistent on these points. >> woodruff: but as a nebraska senator, in 2007, hagel angered fellow republicans when he opposed the surge of u.s. troops into iraq. today, his former close friend, arizona senator john mccain made clear, they haven't forgotten. >> were you correct or incorrect when you said that the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy
and secretary of defense to get along really well. there is some natural tension there. and she engaged and she and panetta got along fabulous. >> warner: speak of secretary of defense, chuck hagel who david, president wants to be, the secretary of defense, hearing yesterday confirmation hearing before the senate, pretty rough going. what did you take away from that. >> i thought it was terrible. i thought he did a very poor job. we interviewed him, mark and i said nice things about him. i internal enjoyed the interviews hi with him but he really did a bad job. he projected weakness which is not something you want in a secretary of defense. conot even respond to pressure from senators with any divorce or vigor. he project aid guy who hadn't prepared. some of these questions were obvious about the surge, about some of the things he said on al jazeera. you have to have an answer. it's like somebody without walks into a big home of their life without having done their homework. so i still think he will be confirmed. on more or less party-line votes but if it was up to sort of a looking for a boost
will have to pass onties nomination to be president obama's secretary of defense. >> i'm on the record of many issues but no one individual vote. no one individual quote. no one individual statement defines me, my beliefs or my record. >> john: were hagel then stated his beliefs as they applied to his nomination. >> america has and must maintain the strongest military in the world. that we must lead in the international community to confront threats and challenges together. i believe and i always have believed that america must engage in the world not retreat from the world but engage from the world. my record is consistent on these points. >> john: now that i may sound like a mainstream, boiler-plate statement of american aims, but if you believe some committee republicans today senator hagel's record ranges from dangerously radical to terribly wrong on some of the biggest issues of the day. >> senator hagel's record is deeply troubling and out of the mainstream. too often he's willing to subscribe to a worldwide view predicated on appeasing our adversaryies while shunning our friends
in vallejo coming up. >> happening right now defense secretary is set to testify before the senate armed services committee about the deadly attack on the united states consulate in libya. these are pictures right now from the room where that hearing will happen and senators want to question him about the defense department's response to the attack. there has been criticism about a lack of security at the consulate. four americans were killed in the attack, including the ambassador. >>> and budget cuts have forced the department of defense to cut the number of air craft carriers it has in the persian gulf from two to one. plans for the truman to deploy to the gulf later this week have been canceled. the out going defense secretary has been critical of the budge cuts, saying a reduce military presence around the world affects the ability of the united states to respond quickly to a crisis. >> the major questions have to be answered in washington after iran released this video claiming to be from a united states spy drone. what the defense department is saying. >> it's nice to have the s
my eye on the puck. >> you have an offensive and defensive coordinateorcoordinator. what do you do? >> and all that matters. >> snow emergency in the city of boston will go into effect at noontime, stay off the streets of our city basically stay home. >> the good news if you like snow we're going to have some. >> on "cbs this morning." >> the worst hit is boston expecting five-foot snow drifts. my god! if that happens to new york we won't find our mayor until spring! >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." charlie rose is off today. anthony mason is with us. as you're waking up in the west police in southern california may be closing in on a former officer who declared war on his own. christopher dorner is accused of shooting two police officers yesterday in river side california, killing one of them. he was already wanted for killing a young couple. the dragnet stretches for hundreds of miles across southern california, but this morning, the focus is on big bear outside los angeles. ben tracy is there, ben, good morning. >> reporter: norah and anthony good morning.
an offensive coordinator, a defensive coordinator. right. >> what do you do. >> -- and all that matters -- >> will go into effect at noontime. stay off the streets of our city. basically stay home. >> the good news, i guess if you like snow, is that we're going to have some. >> -- on "cbs this morning." >> worst history will be boston which is expected five-foot snow drifts. my god, if that happens to new york, we won't find our mayor till spring. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." charlie rose is off. anthony mason is with us. a potentially record-breaking blizzard is ready to slam the northeast this morning. >> one part of the system is coming in from the midwest. blizzard warnings are posted from new york to boston with up to 2 feet of snow forecast and damaging winds. the worst is expected to hit tonight and continue into tomorrow morning. >> we're covering all angles of the blizzard from the storm's path to those travel headaches and we start with seth doane in new york city. seth already some snowflakes. >> reporter: that's right
of national self-defense and not an illegal assassination. the issue first surfaced in september, 2011, when president obama announced the killing of american-born al qaeda leader anwar al-awlaki. he was the target of a u.s. drone strike in yemen. >> the death of al-awlaki is a major blow to al qaeda's most active operational affiliates. he took the lead in planning and directing effortings to murder innocent americans. >> reporter: u.s. officials say al-awlaki inspired the fort hood shooter in 2009 and the failed bombing of a detroit airliner that christmas among other attempted attacks. three other americans, including al-awlaki's 16-year-old son, have also been killed by u.s. drone strikes in yemen. civil liberties groups have said such attacks deprive u.s. citizens of constitutional due process protection. but white house press s.e.c. jay carney justified those actions today as legal, ethical, and wise. >> the questions around this issue are important and the president takes them seriously. we have significant challenges because of the nature of the attacks, how they're planned, who plan
of national self-defense and not an illegal assassination. the issue first surfaced in september 2011 when president obama announced the killing of american-born al qaeda leader anwar al-awlaki. he was the target of a u.s. drone strike in yemen. >> the death of al-awlaki is a major blow to al qaeda's most active operational affiliates. he took the lead in planning and directing effortings to murder innocent americans. >> reporter: u.s. officials say al-awlaki inspired the fort hood shooter in 2009 and the failed bombing of a detroit airliner that christmas among other attempted attacks. three other americans including al-awlaki's 16-year-old son, have also been killed by u.s. drone strikes in yemen. civil liberties groups have said such attacks deprive u.s. citizens of constitutional due process protection. but white house press s.e.c. jay carney justified those actions today as legal ethical and wise. >> the questions around this issue are important and the president takes them seriously. we have significant challenges because of the nature of the attacks, how they're planned, who plans t
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milestone on wall street, hillary clinton's last day as the secretary of state, and the next sect of defense. chuck todd will moderate "meet the press" on sunday. first, a great send-off for hillary clinton, and we also saw this morning the world is still a very hot place. >> with that attack in turkey and the embassy. she really has gotten a pretty good send-off, and it's -- it's been interesting to watch the entire democratic party almost unify around her in a way they never did four years ago. look at what president obama did, a joint interview that hess's not done with his own vice president. so it is clear the roads have been plowed for her if she wants to make it back. the question is whether she makes -- >> what do you think? >> my gut is if you made her answer today, she would say no, she's tired, but -- it's one of those you don't yet -- i'll tell you this, joe biden really wants to run, but i think the entire party waits to see what she does. >>> let's talk about the economy. dow over 14,000 today, first time in five years. companies looking pretty good. >> and what happened, we he
to another topic, and it yielded a surprising set of answers from defense secretary leon panetta, and the joint chiefs chairman, general martin dempsey. arizona republican john mccain asked about a report that president obama rejected a proposal to arm syrian rebels last summer. >> did you support the recommendation by secretary of state... then secretary of state clinton and then head of c.i.a. general petraeus that we provide weapons to the resistance in syria? did you support that? >> we did. >> you did support that. >> we did. >> suarez: so far, the president's judgment has been that things won't get better with american arms. instead, he's warned the weapons might fall into the hands of extremist elements, a concern reiterated today by the new secretary of state, who was asked about the deliberations last year. >> i don't know what the discussions were in the white house and i'm not going backwards. the new administration, we're going forward from this point. there are serious questions about al nusra and a.q.i.-- al qaeda in iraq-- and other violent groups on ground. >> sua
of gays. defense secretary will extend some benefits to same sex partners of military members. comes more than a year after the pentagon lifted the ban on gays serving in the military. >> president obama will try to sell democrats on his plans for immigration, gun control and the economy during a closed door meeting today. this happened in annapolis. the president's ambitious second term agenda relies on support from law makers. >>> and while the president heads to maryland. >> billions of dollars will take effect next month. without one, the district could be hit hard. melanie alnwick is live with the latest details. >> reporter: tony and allison, if you feel like we've been here before, that's because we have. a very long and frustrating game of kick the can here. seems like over and over again. these cuts were supposed to kick in january 1st. back in 2011 and 2012, congress could not agree on a broader package. that was an exchange for republicans agreeing to raise the debt ceiling. and january 1st, the fiscal cliff deal, decided to push it off for 60 days and now here we are. under th
. >> reporter: in the end, last-minute defensive stand and a disputed no-call led to john harbaugh's team beating his brother jim's, 34-31. >> it wasn't perfect, it wasn't pretty, but it was us. >> reporter: earning flacco the mvp. >> it hasn't sunk in yet. crazy. unbelievable. tough to put into words. >> reporter: a super bowl that will be remembered as much for winning plays as losing power. >> we go from a blowout to blackout to classic game. >> yeah. >> to one of the most memorable super bowls of all time. >> and the ravens have won it. >> reporter: the super dome has spent millions of dollars since katrina. they're blaming this on an abnormality. charlie, norah? >> an abnormality. thank you, jeff. now we head across town to the super dome. we have new video from the moment the game went dark. it's a story only we can bring you. armen, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie. good morning, norah. i had just finished an interview when the light went out. it was part of a "60 minutes" sports story to air on show time. we were talking about the halftime clock and beyonce's show
diplomacy is right up there with defense. it is because we are united and committed to do whatever is required to fulfill the missions we have assumed as public officials and public servants. so next week, i would expect that all of you will be as focused and dedicated for secretary kerry as you have been for me, and that you will continue to serve president obama and our nation with the same level of professionalism and commitment that i have seen firsthand. on a personal basis, let me wish all of you the very best, whether you have been here all week, or 30, or even 40 years, pat. [laughter] let me give you the very best wishes that i can, because i am proud to have been a part of you. i leave thinking of the nearly 70,000 people that i was honored to serve and leave as part of a huge extended family, and i hope that you will continue to make yourselves, make me, and make our country proud. thank you all, and god bless you. [cheers and applause]quirks many years ago, louis brandeis wrote that the most important office in a democracy is the office of citizens. democracy is rooted
scholar and activist, and with the legal defense fund, derrick bell was handling the cases that ended up segregating schools in mississippi, and when i interviewed him late in his life, he said that as a young person, he was shocked to find that the community schools in mist masissippi did not want to segregate, but they wanted equalization, and resources. when they sthad that we cannot fight a equalization case, the naacp, and so then they went back to the governor and said, unless you equalize the schools, we will segregate, but segregating is the last option. people wanted to have actual resourced functioning schools in their own community even if the schools were entirely black. >> and it is interesting, jackie, because i started this by talking about the "brown" case, and particularly the part that was the kenneth clark dahl studies and the supreme court saying we have to integrate, and if we don't, we will end up with african-american children having a negative sense of themselves and black children picking white dolls, and we saw these studies replicated in a little film of " "gir
not today. president obama picked hagel to be next defense secretary. scheduled for today but postponed yesterday. demanding more answers about his finance. specifically want more information on more than $5,000 in speaking fees that he received over the last five years. >> the current defense secretary will testify at another hearing this morning on capitol hill. give more details about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. ambassador chris stevens and three others were killed. hear from starting one hour from now. >>> in the meantime, secretary panetta is raising the flag on defense cuts that could leave the military at least prepared level in a decade. the pentagon announced wednesday it has approved cutting the aircraft carriers from 2 to 1. the move will save millions of dollars each year. despite his opposition, some analysts say the move is logical. >> so all it does is temporarily at times reduce our standing cape ability to launch a preemptive strike. so if we change our mind we can change the policy. >> budget issues are forcing carriers to stay at sea longer for nine
as everyone else. >>> a major policy change announcement is expected from the defense department. military officials say the pentagon will extend some benefits to same sex spouses. the defense department is expected to allow same sex partners access to things like housing privileges and recreational activities. the allowances would likely not cover health care benefits. a date for an official announcement on that policy change has not been set. this comes about 16 months after the pentagon lifted its ban on gays in the military. eun? >>> the infamous blackout at this year's super bowl may have surprised you, but not the nfl. the steps the nfl had taken to avoid such a problem. >>> also ahead, why one popular type of beverage may be a bad mix for you when you make a cocktail. >>> a dramatic rescue after a camera catches two teens falling through the ice. >>> 5:06 right now. no icy conditions as you step out the door. that could be changing. the winter weather on (vo) they were married for... 53 years. she was his everything. he can't live alone anymore. but we don't have the room. so, we ta
, the drones, things people are talking about today. the next secretary of defense is not going to have to deal with iraq. iraq is a fait accompli, but john mccain is obsessed with the past and with the glory of war idea that is from the 20th century. he needs to move on. >> here is lindsey graham bad r badgering defense nominee hagel on whether the iranian national guard should be designated a terrorist organization. i think this is aimed directly at south carolina's right wing. let's listen. >> if there was a vote on the floor of the senate this afternoon to label the iranian revolutionary guard, the people who have killed our soldiers in iraq, some of the most vicious people to the people of iran themselves, if there were a vote tomorrow or this afternoon or after lunch, would you still vote no? >> well, i would want to know from the president what they were doing, but, again -- >> i mean, you read the paper, you watch tv. you got any doubt what they're doing? if you had a chance tomorrow, today, after lunch to vote to say that the iranian revolutionary guard was a terrorist organization, w
some of its benefits to partners of gay and lesbian service members. >> officials say defense secretary leon panetta is contemplating allowing same-sex partners to access commissaries and other military subsidize stores as well as some health and welfare programs. this comes after the pentagon repealed a ban on gays serving openly in the military. >> in court today media attorneys will argue for open proceedings in the chandra levy reportemurder case. prosecutors recently brought to the judge's attention information that potentially undermines the credibility of one of the government witnesses. the u.s. attorney's office argues the latest developments must remain secret because of safety concerns. >> the d.c. taxicab commission is set to discuss a number of new rules during a special meeting today. the commission is expected to discuss emergency rules for n ewe taximeters along with proposed rules for digital dispatch services and more. the panel is likely to talk about amendments to rules on operators and vehicles. >> questions about whether two people died in a burning d.c. home were
, defense secretary wants to already chop the already approved pay raise for u.s. military members. so this is what it means. leon panetta is just a few days left on the job. a pentagon official telling us one of his final actions is going to be to recommend that congress limit next year's military pay raise to just 1%. now, the already budgeted pay raise, it's 1.7% for 2014. panetta said last night that trying to save billions of dollars is creating the most serious readiness crise this over a decade. congress of course would have to approve any of the military pay limits. >>> in great britain, victory in the fight for same sex marriage. the majority of parliament voted in favor now of a bill that would give religious institutions the right to marry same sex couples. >> eyes to the right, 400. the nos to the left, 175. >> relationships are relationships. if you love somebody and are making a commitment, then that's what it is all about. and the gender of the person that you love is irrelevant. >> joining us from london, we know that this vote says there is huge support for this bill,
. >> joe, first of all, let me ask you this. the white house didn't jump to his defense after that stuff. why not? >> who didn't? >> the white house. the white house didn't jump to his defense. >> the white house has a sense that he has a good chance to be confirmed and everybody know that is the hearings will be contentious. no doubt there will be a lot of consengz and a lot of bad blood between this senator and colleagues and many who question his stance with regard to iran and how strong he would be and also with regard to israel. expect contention. that doesn't mean he won't be confirmed. i don't think the white house will jump to his defense. >> again, white house didn't jump to his defense. one republican opponent took to politico to point out his continued opposition. this is what he wrote in part. when a nominee tries to disavow his past positions on virtually every foreign policy issues all at the same time it raises serious questions. >> if hagel is confirmed by a strict party vote, how will it affect his relationship with republicans in congress? >> it sticks that he went from
transcript i've ever seen that a defense lawyer breaks down someone to confess. but it wasn't that that motivated my desire to be a lawyer. it was the investigative part of it. it gave me a way to accomplish the that childhood desire to be nancy drew. the idea, though, stuck and it stuck as i proceeded to sort of start thinking about educating myself in public speaking,n debate, in student government. all of those activities reinforced for me that i might make a good lawyer. but i think in the end what convinced me to be a lawyer the most was understanding that it was -- law was a way to help people structure their relationships. >> rose: which is why we need rules and regulations and law. >> i talk about the importance of "lord of the flies" in my life. >> rose: tell us, wh was the important "lo of the fls." >> showing me what society could break down into without the rules and regulations. >> rose: exactly. >> but something else. which is without an influence in this society that accepted the importance of those values, most of us get it through our families. they teach u
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